Verdant Capital will be hosting it’s one of a kind virtual conference from the 15th to the 17th of March 2022.

The event will be 1-on-1 video conferences; the “Meetings” will be 50-55 mins each. The deadline for scheduling is Friday 11th of March, 2022. We are pleased to be hosting 15 of our prestigious clients. The countries represented will be Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The types of companies will include but are not limited to, Insurance, Innovative credit, Insuretech, Fintech, MSE Bank, Renewable Energy, MFI, SME Lender, Leasing, BNPL, Mobile Financial Services, Credit only businesses, Invoice Discounting, Deposit-taking businesses and Media. Please send an email to to secure a spot. For a more […]

MFS Africa has completed the acquisition of Baxi

MFS Africa has completed the acquisition of Baxi taking its footprint into Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy and perhaps its most dynamic fintech market. The transaction was first announced in November 2021 pending approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria, which has now been achieved. As well as providing a market entry into Nigeria for MFS Africa, the combination provides exciting synergies:  Baxi simplifies and integrates online and offline payments for SMEs and merchants in Nigeria through its omni-channel distribution network; MFS Africa simplifies cross-border payments, integrating payments via one hub.  Baxi’s growth has accelerated over the last 24 months achieving […]

The Race for Payments in Africa: Where are we now and what’s next?

Verdant Capital participated in an important panel discussion on the “race” for digital payments at the Africa Fintech Summit in Nairobi this past month. Imran Patel, Director at Verdant Capital, was joined by senior executives from Africa’s leading payments-focused fintechs: Amandine Lobelle, Head of Business at Paystack, Leon Kiptum, Kenya Country Director at Chipper Cash, Hilda Gathuya, Kenyan Country Manager at Global Accelerex, and Sike Bamisebi, Chief Business Officer at Cellulant. The panel was moderated by Tage Kene-Okafor of TechCrunch. The discussion covered key drivers of digital payments including competitive dynamics, cross-border expansion strategies, regulation, success in new markets, as well […]

Verdant Capital ranked joint first in M&A league table for 2021

Verdant Capital was ranked joint No 1 by M&A deal flow for 2021 in the prestigious DealMakers Africa leagues tables, for the pan-Africa (ex-South Africa) region overall.  DealMakers is the pre-eminent league table agency for Africa and announced its results for 2021 on March 11, 2022 In the East Africa region league table (deal flow), Verdant Capital finished joint first.  In West Africa, Verdant Capital finished second.  Landmark transactions completed by Verdant Capital in 2021 include the USD 80 million capital raise for leading pan-African telecoms infrastructure company, WIOCC, the USD 25 million capital raise for leading East Africa tech-enabled […]